Mitral valve stenosis care at Mayo Clinic
Your Mayo Clinic care team
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) collaborate as a multidisciplinary team with heart surgeons (cardiac surgeons) and other health care professionals to provide you with coordinated, comprehensive care.
Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized heart experts in the world are all working together for your health.
Doctors at Mayo Clinic provide care for you as a whole person. Doctors take the time to get to know you and work with you to provide exactly the care you need.
Mayo Clinic doctors and surgeons have experience and training in performing innovative surgical procedures to conduct mitral valve repair and mitral valve replacement and other heart valve surgeries. Doctors repair the mitral valve when possible instead of replacing it, as it preserves the valve and may preserve heart function.
Expertise and rankings
Mayo Clinic doctors trained in heart disease (cardiologists) and heart surgery (cardiac surgeons) have experience in evaluating and treating people with mitral valve stenosis and other types of heart valve disease. Surgeons have extensive experience in performing mitral valve repair and replacement. Mayo doctors evaluate and treat nearly 800 people with mitral valve stenosis each year.
Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) work with pediatric cardiac surgeons at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota to treat children with mitral valve stenosis and other heart conditions.
Mayo Clinic doctors have experience using advanced imaging techniques, including echocardiography, 3-D echocardiography and transesophageal echocardiography, to accurately diagnose mitral valve stenosis and other heart conditions, and to determine the cause of the condition. Mayo doctors perform more than 100,000 echocardiograms each year.
Mayo doctors in the Valvular Heart Disease Clinic have extensive experience and expertise evaluating and treating people with mitral valve stenosis. A multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and other medical staff trained and experienced in evaluating and treating mitral valve stenosis and other heart valve diseases collaborate to provide your care.
Nationally recognized expertise
Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
- Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
- Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
With Mayo Clinic's emphasis on collaborative care, specialists at each of the campuses — Minnesota, Arizona and Florida — interact very closely with colleagues at the other campuses and the Mayo Clinic Health System.
Learn more about Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery and cardiovascular diseases departments' expertise and rankings.
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